Social Hypocrites (1918)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Melodrama  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Heroine May Allison is made to suffer for the indiscretions of her father Frank Currier, who after being accused of cheating at cards was banned from "polite" society. Given the cold shoulder by friends and family alike, Currier is reduced to poverty, and finally dies of grief. Meanwhile, duchess Marie Wainwright, who in her younger days was Currier's sweetheart, learns of the old man's plight from her nephew Joseph Kilgour. Taking pity on Currier, Wainwright takes his daughter Allison into her household. The girl immediately ingratiates herself with the Duchess by curing the old lady's indigestion and also catches the eye of nephew Kilgour, who is secretly married to avaricious Elaine Hammerstein. More worried that she'll lose her share of Wainwright's estate than of losing Kilgour, Hammerstein jealousy arranges for Allison to be socially disgraced in the same manner as her late father. But Allison is bit too quick on the uptake, and this time it is Hammerstein who ends up the loser.